The Teen Company
Teen Company students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks. All Teen Company members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented April 12-14, 2019.
Teen Company are also encouraged to assist with technical responsibilities for the Players and Ensemble productions, such as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Props Crew, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator.
About Les Examables
By Don Zolidis
(Taken from the YOUTHPlays website)
Tired of too much standardized testing in her high school, high achiever Anna Ullman stages a protest and finds herself crowned as the new principal. But ultimate power comes with its own problems (especially after death threats from the all-powerful State Board of Education), and soon Anna finds herself descending into madness and imposing even more standardized testing. It’s up to her former best friend, Lola, to lead a rebellion to bring down this new tyrant. Soon Lola is manning the barricades and singing triumphantly awesome songs in this insane satire based on the mega-musical Les Misérables.
Comedy. 100-110 minutes. 8-28 females, 5-25 males
Rehearsals for Les Examables
(Winter/Spring 2019 Teen Company Play)
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm;
Saturdays from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Auditions are February 2, 2019
Cast list posted no later than February 8, 2019
Rehearsals begin February 11, 2019
Performances are April 12-14, 2019
A detailed rehearsal calendar will be released with the cast list.
Please note that we will make every effort to accommodate conflicts that are provided in advance.
Teen Company & Advanced Teen Company Class
Teen Company Theatre Class
Students will: Focus on the audition process, working on monologues and cold reads, study movement and voice to appropriately portray a character in performance, generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and learn to take risks in creating character choices–failure & making mistakes is part of the process!
Advanced Teen Company Theatre Class
Students will: complete readings in relationship to class work, hone acting techniques, timing, & emotional range, develop a new audition monologue (focusing on range of tragedy and comedy), generate interpretations of scenes & characters, and develop confidence in performing instincts.
Students who are in the 2018-19 Advanced Teen Company Class do not need to interview/audition for Winter/Spring 2019 unless specifically instructed to do so. They will, however, be contacted in October to ensure they are committing to re-enrolling.
Interviews for open spots in the Advanced TeenCo classes are December 27, 2019. Sign up here. Email TeenCo Coordinator Patrick Mahood if you would like to request another time. We cannot accommodate requests made after January 5, 2019.
Please note: You must have completed one Fall or Spring semester of Teen Company before being considered for Advanced Teen Company.
Dates & Times for Winter/Spring 2019 Teen Theatre Class
Winter/Spring 2019 Class Times for Teen Company/Advanced Teen Company:
January 12-March 16, 2019 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Email Teen Company Director Pat Mahood at [email protected].
Musical Theatre Ages 13-18
Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing.
You DO need to enroll in a Theatre Class to take this class.
Winter/Spring 2019 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 13-18:
January 12-March 16 (Saturdays)
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Creative and Brave Company
The Creative and Brave Company (Teen Devising Club)
“Be creative and be brave and rise to the occasion of your own ideas.” -Vanessa German
This is a free program offered for any Toledo-area teen interested in creating original theatre around relevant topics. You do not have to be enrolled in any of CTW’s other programs to participate, but you do need to register so we can have your information on hand.
Teens in this program will brainstorm, tell stories, research, interview, and devise an original theatre piece about a topic of the group’s choosing. This year’s topic is mental health and illness.
The group meets Wednesdays, most weeks, from August 29, 2018-April 24, 2019. Performances are April 26 and 27, 2019 with the possibility of performing elsewhere in the community.
Our first meeting will be Wednesday August 29, from 6:00-7:30 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre.
Email Aimee at [email protected] if you have questions.
December-January CBC Meeting Dates
(All are Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW)
NO MEETING December 5
December 19: TBD
NO MEETING December 26
NO MEETING January 2
Tuition For Teen Classes
Theatre Class: $150 per semester
($10 off if you pay by July 20, 2018)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Musical Theatre Class: $60 per semester
Creative and Brave Company: FREE
Important Dates for Winter/Spring 2019 Teen Company
Important Dates for Teen Company Winter/Spring 2019:
December 27, 2018
Adv TeenCo interviews/auditions
Sign up here
January 5, 2019
Last day of Winter/Spring registration
January 12, 2019
First day of classes
February 2, 2019
Auditions AFTER class
Sign up here
February 4, 2019
Sign up here
(Only sign up for one day, one time slot)
February 11, 2019
First day of rehearsal for Les Examables
March 16, 2019
Last day of Saturday classes
April 6-11, 2019
Tech week for Les Examables
April 12-14, 2019
Les Examables performances